Over at Sentence first, Stan Carey writes a loving tribute to the rash of abbreviations and pet names that seem to be spreading with Twitter, texting, and the like. The collective insight of the blog’s author and commenters reveals that these abbreviations are as old as idle. My brother’s been abbreviating for years, simply for […]

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Lets dont get carried away!

I am posting this here now as it is a subject with which I feel intimate and the entire world strongly. Michael Rosen argues that the apostrophe is on the way out. I personally cannot stand the look of apostrophes or quotation marks, yet I adore an aptly dropped comma. I concede that quotation marks […]

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